Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Pineville, LA

Mt. Olivet Chapel & Cemetery History

The following information is taken from grave markers and from family sources. This is not a complete list at this time.

Register courtesy of Elaine Hicks
Lot 80 Asa Olin Blackman - Co. A, 9th LA Inf., C.S.A.
Lot 5 Major Mercer Canfield - b. 6-8-1828, d. 4-8-1864
Fell at the Battle of Mansfield, C.S.A.
Lot 27 Valentine Guillory - Benjamins Co. LA Cav. C.S.A.
Lot 7 Kosciusko R. Hyams - b. 1839, d. 1874
Pvt Co. B, 2nd Regt. LA Inf., C.S.A.
Lot 48 Joseph A. Lawrence - b. 1-12-1847, d. 8-7-1867
Pvt. Co. I, Cons. Crescent Regt. LA Inf, C.S.A.
Enlisted 12-5-1862 at Alexandria, LA
POW, paroled at Alexandria, LA on 6-3-1865
Lot 114 Louis Lawrence - b. 3-24-1845, d. 5-13-1911
Pvt. in Capt. Benjamins Co., LA Cav., C.S.A.
Enlisted 2-12-1864
POW of detachment of troops, paroled 6-3-1865
Lot 83 Isaac Carl Miller - b. 8-31-1833, d. 5-19-1932
Co. E, LA 16th Inf., C.S.A.
POW Murfreesboro, captured and wounded
Lot 45 Robert G. Maddox, Sr. - b. 8-5-1845, d. 11-25-1925
Cpl. in Capt. Joseph Benjamins Co. LA Cav., C.S.A.
Lot 7 T. O. Moore - b. 4-10-1804, d. 6-25-1876
Governor of LA, 1860. He was a die-hard secessionist, hopeful of playing a leading role in the new nation to be formed of Southern states... With the political network Moore commanded with Pierre Soules' support, secessionist sentiment prevailed even though Union sympathies were at least equal or stronger. [Rapides Parish: An Illustrated History by Sue Eakin]. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the La. State Seminary (LSU).
Lot 38 Mitchel Neal - b. 12-21-1842, d. 5-22-1889
2nd Lt., Co. I, Crescent Regt. LA Volunteers, C.S.A.
Lot 95 Reverend Abner Nash Ogden - d. 6-18-1881
Lt. Capt. Co. E, 1st LA Heavy Artillery, C.S.A.
Rector of St. James Episcopal Church, Alexandria, LA from 2-24-1872 to 4-13-1879
Lot 84 Dr. Stephen Harris Rushing - b. 1830, d. 4-20-1905
Surgeon, C.S.A.
Lot 10 Maj. John Jennings Wheadon - b. 3-10-1837, d. 4-14-1912
C.S.A. Smithfield, VA


Contact Mount Olivet Cemetery

Mt. Olivet Cemetery
335 Main Street
Pineville, LA

Mailing address:
300 Raintree Place
Pineville, LA 71360

Phone/Fax #: (318) 473-8787

Elaine Hicks, Administrator

A database for the cemetery has been established which includes transcriptions from all markers, records from St. James Episcopal Church (owner of the cemetery), books, newspapers, and family records. This information has been gathered by Arnetta Gravier and Elaine Hicks and is available upon request. There are over 1,700 records which are continuing to be updated as information becomes available.

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